Invitation to...explained here~
I don't 100% love how it came out as much as I did, but I like seeing how much better I've gotten since then. Plus, sometimes a work of art isn't about how well it came out, but how well you expressed an idea, or story.
I like how it ended up looking like there was slight action, but still graceful. And I still love the idea of galaxies as hair/fur, and hair/mane that is just like the ceiling at Hogwarts; mimicking whatever the sky does, but still able to move the same way hair does. And, on top of it, always flowing/moving on its own, just like Princess Celestia's mane in MLP: FiM.
Randomly inspired by my friend and drawn as a random present on a random whim. It's probably got more movement in it/things happening in it than any/most of my other drawings. Funny how that worked~.
Pretty obvious that some of this was left unfinished. (the blood and red arm mostly) And old. But it's one of my only pictures that reads just as clearly to what's going on in the thumbnail as it does in the full picture. Plus, I like how the extremely contrasting colors/lighting ended up tying the whole picture together, rather than ruining it. (And dramatic anime effects ftw~)
Honestly, I watch so many people on DA, and I look up to every single one of them. ^^" I would have a hard time picking just 4 of them. (Not to mention my computer is lagging like hell from having so many DA tabs open. Ug)
So I just encourage everyone to please look through ALL the people that I watch<3 Some of them are friends, and many of them are amazing artists, popular, and "should-be-popular"
But there are some artists I have actually met, and looked up to since I was young. (I don't know if all of them have a DA, though. You can find them just by google searching them! <3)
He's both an amazing artist who does beautiful/amazing pieces, and an amazing person. If you wanna get pumped up about art, he is the #1 person to go to, and I honestly can't stress that enough. <3 Got someone that isn't passionate about art? Looking for someone to teach someone that can't even draw a stick, how to draw a person? Go. Find. This. Guy. Right. NOW. He's like an excited/hyper 5 year old that could teach an ant how to draw when it comes to art. He's freaking awesome <3 (he did the newest look for the Hulk in the Avengers, and lots and loooots of Star Wars things, btw~ Just to name a few.)
He has literally worked on everything. The Secret of NIHM, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Winnie the Pooh, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Simpsons Movie, Pocahontas, the FireBird from Fantasia 200, Treasure Planet, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, THE TIGGER MOVIE (you do not even understand my feelings for that thing), EVERYTHING. And he's a sweetheart. Seriously<3
I know for sure he's somewhere on DA~ : D He's done young Simba in TLK, Pocahontas's hair (lol), and also countless other things<3 He's a Christian, and a very sweet and encouraging guy. He's also very funny and light-hearted/uplifting around people, and very ready and excited to learn more than he already does, and share it once he's learned it himself. Very talented and awesome in general~ ;D
^^^^^ Literally men that created my childhood. Literally. How could anyone NOT look up to these guys?
And last, but not least, Clair Keane.
Her art will just blow you away and take you on an adventure with how gorgeous it is<3 She did art for Tangled, and Frozen, and there are so many wonderful stories that she tells about the characters with what little she was presented at times. She grew the closest to Rapunzel, and it's very easy to see why. You can tell that she is everything her art conveys, even if you hardly get to talk to her. And you can also tell that she is flawless at what she does; being an artist and a very loving mommy. <3
And quite honestly, because the ones mentioned above, and others like them, are people I look up to? (the list could honestly go on forever. I didn't even mention Rebecca Sugar, or any MLP Artists, or LOtR artists) I find that I also watch many people that seem to have an art/personality style very similar to theirs. Even if I don't really like the content they draw very much, I follow them for their inspiring talent. Them being nice is an added bonus~<3 xD
So really, if you like any of those mentioned above, please not only look at their work, but look at those I follow. Many of them are mirrors of those above. Except younger, and putting young/fresh/different twists on it~
Or still learning to do so. UwU
And now, an artist that I want to encourage~
Someone I HAVE to put, is She has bloody amazing art already as it is. Seriously. Someone hire her as a character concept artist/costume concept artist right this instant. Sure, it's pretty clear that she's still growing and learning, and works pretty simply. But so what? For what she has/uses, her works are amAzing, adorable, and graceful. She isn't afraid to try things she isn't always sure will come out looking nice, and even if she isn't happy with it, it'll still look gorgeous. Pretty much every single piece looks graceful either with the forms, or her style.
Yet she isn't very popular, and her self confidence is a little low sometimes. Please go flock over to her and show her some desperately needed love<3 I keep forgetting to make an appreciation post for her<3
Honestly, how she doesn't get lost in her intricate patterns/details/amazing clothing-folds, I will never know or understand. Let alone how she manages to put it all together in a flowy/graceful way. It's certainly a talent I wish I had<3
And of course I have to end on the note, that no matter if you're Tom Bancroft, or my friend up here, I encourage every artist. Whatever form of art they do, no matter what level, and no matter if they want to do it as a hobby or a profession<3